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Walt Ruth

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An All-American third baseman, this infielder played with Phoenix teams in three national tournaments and was a member of the Phoenix Lettuce Kings, considered to be the best team ever assembled in Arizona softball history. He was equally skilled as a shortstop and his throwing arm was one of the most powerful and accurate in the nation. He was considered one of the best third basemen and shortstop in Arizona softball’s pre-war years. He also was one of the top hitters in major league competition, a perennial standout.